Monday, June 27, 2011

Lemon Granita and 15 Things Your Walk Reveals About Your Health

Egg fried rice
Food Diary (June 26, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with honey melon
Lunch: Egg fried rice
Dinner: Oat sourdough with sautéed bean sprouts, pickled herring
Baking/sweets: Lemon polenta cookies, lemon granita

The lemon polenta cookies were lemony and crunchy. Polenta adds nice flavor and texture. Unfortunately I don’t have a recipe since I did not measure anything. You can find polenta cookie recipes on my recipe site and simply add lemon juice and rind. 

Today's Favourite Photo
Source: masak-masak
Chocolate bar



Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Care2
Todays favourite blog is not food related but very interesting. The article is titled “15 Things Your Walk Reveals About Your Health”.

Walking clue #1: A snail’s pace
May reveal: Shorter life expectancy

Walking clue #2: Not too much arm swing
May reveal: Lower back trouble

Walking clue #3: One foot slaps the ground
May reveal: Ruptured disk in back, possible stroke

Walking clue #4: A confident stride (in a woman)
May reveal: Sexual satisfaction

Walking clue #5: A short stride
May reveal: Knee or hip degeneration

Walking clue #6: Dropping the pelvis or shoulder to one side
May reveal: A back problem

Walking clue #7: Bowlegged stride
May reveal: Osteoarthritis

Walking clue #8: Knock-kneed appearance
May reveal: Rheumatoid arthritis

Walking clue #9: A shortened stride on turns and when maneuvering around things
May reveal: Poor physical condition

Walking clue #10: A flat step without much lift
May reveal: Flat feet, bunions, neuromas

Walking clue #11: Shuffling
May reveal: Parkinson’s disease

Walking clue #12: Walking on tiptoes, both feet
May reveal: Cerebral palsy or spinal cord trauma

Walking clue #13: Walking on tiptoes, one foot
May reveal: Stroke

Walking clue #14: A bouncing gait
May reveal: Unusually tight calf muscles

Walking clue #15: One higher arch and/or a pelvis that dips slightly
May reveal: One leg is shorter than the other

23 comments:

  1. Your fried rice looks very tasty! And I'd love some of the lemon granita right now.

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  2. Hmmm...I am going to have to pay more attention to how I walk.

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  3. hahaha this walking clues are hilarious! :D i wonder if they are true...

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  4. Well, now I feel incredibly self-conscious! :P

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  5. Cheez... all of them sound bad, except #4 :D

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  6. I'm really going to pay attention to how I walk now! :P

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  7. yummychunklet: granitas are refreshing in hot weather

    Angela: sorry, I didn't intend to influence your walking style:)

    Junia: I wonder also but thats the experts views so it must be true, at least to some extent

    Hannah: sorry, I didn't intend to influence your walking style:)

    ping: yes I noticed, they picked mainly negative ones. Walking slow means shorter life span, therefore faster should be longer life span but its not mentioned in the article

    Lorraine: sorry, I didn't intend to influence your walking style:)

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  8. I have some leftover rice and was looking for a lunch idea, it's been ages since I haven't fried rice with eggs... Thanks for the idea!
    It's scary: I know someone who has a knee degeneration and who always made me crazy with very short stride!
    I prefer not to think which type of walk I have... I might get depressed.

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  9. Mmm all of your lemony desserts sound so good! Now I'm wondering about my stride though....

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  10. I love the granita and those walk sidenotes are killer! How cool is that because after reading them I was like yeah- that is me! Love this post!

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  11. OMG, here was me thinking I was No4! In fact, I'm 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 just now with a bummer of a sore back. Gotta laugh! Aiming for that sexy walk like the French women, though. I CAN do it, I CAN do it....
    What a fun post! Granita is fantastic just now.

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  12. HI I just found your blog and love your food and recipes as well! I hope you come visit mine as well! Thanks, :)

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  13. How interesting about watching your gait...they all sound very logical. I hope mine is confident...LOL. And I agree, your fried rice looks delicious!

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  14. Hi, thanks so much for leaving comments - I'm SO glad to have found you! your egg fried rice looks delicious and the granita is PERFECT for this weather - you are inspiring with logging your exercise ! I'm signing up to follow you!
    Mary

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  15. Sissi: Hope the fried rice was nice. That article - don't get depressed - read it and have a good laugh:)

    Joanne: Don't wonder too hard!

    Kitchen Belleicious: it was indeed hilarious. My walking syle was not included!

    Jill: Yes you CAN do it!

    Anna and Liz: thanks for visiting

    Lizzy: agree, most of them are pretty logical

    Mary: I will let you know

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  16. That rice looks delicious! These facts are really interesting, thanks for sharing! Now I'm going to pay more attention to how I walk to figure out which category I fit into haha!

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  17. What an interesting article. I feel like... I belong to all the numbers here. LOL. I thought I'm walking every night for doing exercise but it could be torturing my body! >_<

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  18. Fascinating article on walking. Will have to walk up and down in front of a mirror to check for symptoms. I'll be looking for Walking Clue No. 16 - eating lemon polenta cookies....
    May signify excellent taste :)

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  19. The walking list is cool...makes me want to find a spot and do some serious people watching. ;)

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  20. Great info specially that A confident stride (in a woman) :)

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